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“Joy and Loneliness in the Evolving City”
Madeleine Kessler is an architect and urbanist dedicated to designing joyful people-centred places that contribute positively to our planet. She is co-curator of the British Pavilion at the 17th International Venice Architecture Biennale, with the exhibition The Garden of Privatised Delights.
Madeleine brings over a decade of practice experience, having previously worked on cultural, civic and masterplanning projects at Haworth Tompkins, Studio Weave, and HHF Architekten, and as an Associate at Haptic Architects, on projects including Battersea Arts Centre, Kings Cross W3, St James’s Market Pavilion, and Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Passionate about promoting a creative understanding of the city, Madeleine is a Visiting Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology; sits on the National Infrastructure Commission’s Design Group and Ebbsfleet Design Forum; is a co-founder of Unscene Architecture; and lectures at the London School of Architecture, where she is also a member of the Access & Participation Steering Group. She is regularly invited to speak and critic internationally, including at Harvard GSD, Royal Institute of Art Stockholm and Université du Luxembourg.
Madeleine has won a number of awards, including the Architects’ Journal’s 40 under 40 and the RIBA Rising Star Award.